Michael York

Michael York

  • Highest Rated: 100% Smashing Time (1967)
  • Lowest Rated: 8% The Omega Code (1999)
  • Birthday: Mar 27, 1942
  • Birthplace: Fulmer, Buckinghamshire
  • Frequently portraying dashing heroes or upper-crust socialites, British actor Michael York appropriately got his start in the theater. He graduated from Oxford University and toured with the National Youth Theatre before his meeting with director Franco Zeffirelli for the 1965 staging of Much Ado About Nothing. Taking him into the world of feature films, Zeffirelli cast the young actor in the roles of Lucentio for the Taming of the Shrew and Tybalt for Romeo & Juliet. York remains best known for his film work of the late '60s, but he also developed a lengthy career in televised adaptations of literary classics. Over a 30-year span, he played key roles in Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Jesus of Nazareth, and several others. His small-screen work began with the role of Jolyon Forsyte on the BBC's 1967 series The Forsyte Saga. He had some of his most interesting roles throughout the '70s, including the swashbuckling D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers, Count Andrenyi in Murder on the Orient Express, and the title hero in the sci-fi Logan's Run. He also played the bisexual Konrad in Something for Everyone, the expatriate writer in England Made Me, and he brought it all together as bisexual expatriate writer Brian Roberts in Bob Fosse's Cabaret. After a brief stint as a producer, the '80s were a slow time for York's film career and he moved on to countless TV movies, after-school specials, and a reoccurring role on the soap opera Knots Landing. In the '90s, he returned to the stage for Broadway productions of The Little Prince, Bent, and The Crucible. He also authored his memoirs, released in the U.S. under the title Accidentally on Purpose. Younger audiences may recognize him from the Austin Powers movies as Basil Exposition, head of the British Intelligence Agency, or from the Omega Code movies. Since 2000, York has found work playing the headmaster in Borstal Boy, lended his voice to such History Channel productions as Alexander Hamilton, and resurrected his D'Artagnan character for the miniseries La Femme Musketeer.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet The Secret Of The Sahara Actor 2015
No Score Yet Earth Songs Narrator 2012
79% The Mill and the Cross Nicholas Jonghelinck $0.2M 2011
No Score Yet Tom And Jerry Meet Sherlock Holmes Sherlock Holmes 2010
No Score Yet A Tale Of Two Cities: In Concert Actor 2009
88% Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies Narrator 2008
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh - A Very Merry Pooh Year Actor 2008
94% Chris & Don Christopher Isherwood $0.2M 2007
No Score Yet Testimony: The Untold Story of Pope John Paul II Actor 2007
No Score Yet Flatland: The Movie Actor 2007
No Score Yet Crusader McGovern 2005
No Score Yet Moscow Heat Actor 2005
No Score Yet Frederick Forsyth's Icon Sir Nigel Irvine 2005
No Score Yet Criminal Desire Actor 2005
No Score Yet Vanishing Cultures: Bushmen of the Kalahari Actor 2005
No Score Yet The Hobart Shakespeareans Actor 2004
No Score Yet La Femme Musketeer Actor 2003
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember Basil Exposition $213.1M 2002
45% Borstal Boy Joyce 2002
10% Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 Producer Stone Alexander Executive Producer $5.7M 2001
No Score Yet Monkey's Tale The King 2001
No Score Yet In Search of Peace Part One: 1948-1967 Actor 2001
No Score Yet Founding Fathers Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire Pterano 2000
No Score Yet One Hell of a Guy Devil 2000
8% The Omega Code Stone Alexander 1999
No Score Yet The Haunting of Hell House Prof. Ambrose 1999
52% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Basil Exposition 1999
No Score Yet The Magic Flute Actor 1999
No Score Yet A Knight in Camelot King Arthur 1998
No Score Yet The Treat Simon 1998
17% 54 Ambassador 1998
22% Wrongfully Accused Hibbing Goodhue 1998
No Score Yet Puss In Boots (El Gato con Botas) Actor 1998
No Score Yet A Dirty Little Business Alex 1998
No Score Yet The Long Way Home Actor 1997
No Score Yet Goodbye America Senator Bladon 1997
No Score Yet True Women Capt. Lawshe 1997
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Basil Exposition 1997
No Score Yet Dark Planet Capt. Winter, Alpha 1997
No Score Yet The Ripper Sir Charles Warren 1997
No Score Yet A Christmas Carol Bob Cratchit 1997
No Score Yet Danielle Steel's 'The Ring' Walmar Von Gotthard 1996
No Score Yet September Edmund 1996
No Score Yet Not of This Earth Paul Johnson 1995
No Score Yet A Young Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Merlin 1995
No Score Yet TekWar: TekLab Actor 1994
No Score Yet Discretion Assured Trevor McCabe 1994
No Score Yet Fall from Grace Stromelburg 1994
56% Wide Sargasso Sea Mason 1993
No Score Yet Duel Of Hearts Genuse Warlingham 1992
No Score Yet The Long Shadow Romándy Gábor : Raphael Romandy 1992
No Score Yet Night of the Fox Caporal Berger 1990
64% Come See the Paradise Dance Hall Band Member 1990
60% The Return of the Musketeers D'Artagnan 1989
No Score Yet The Lady and the Highwayman Charles II 1989
No Score Yet Judith Krantz's 'Till We Meet Again' Paul 1989
No Score Yet Un Delitto poco comune (Off Balance) (Phantom of Death) Robert Domenici 1988
No Score Yet The Four Minute Mile Actor 1988
No Score Yet Midnight Cop Karstens 1988
No Score Yet Lethal Obsession Dr. Proper 1987
No Score Yet The Far Country Carl Zlinter 1986
No Score Yet Sword of Gideon Robert 1986
No Score Yet Success Is The Best Revenge Alex Rodak 1985
No Score Yet The Phantom of the Opera Actor 1983
No Score Yet The Weather in the Streets Rollo 1983
No Score Yet Final Assignment Lyosha Petrov 1980
No Score Yet The Riddle of the Sands Charles Carruthers 1979
69% Fedora Himself 1978
45% The Last Remake of Beau Geste Beau Geste 1977
56% The Island of Dr. Moreau Braddock 1977
61% Logan's Run Logan 1976
60% Conduct Unbecoming 2nd Lt. Arthur Drake 1975
80% The Four Musketeers D'Artagnan 1975
91% Murder on the Orient Express Count Andrenyi 1974
No Score Yet Great Expectations Pip 1974
83% The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan 1973
No Score Yet Lost Horizon George conway 1973
No Score Yet England Made Me Anthony Farrant 1973
95% Cabaret Brian Roberts 1972
No Score Yet Zeppelin Geoffrey Richter-Douglas 1971
No Score Yet Something for Everyone Konrad Ludwig 1970
No Score Yet Alfred the Great Guthum 1969
No Score Yet Justine Darley 1969
No Score Yet The Guru Tom Pickle 1969
94% Romeo and Juliet Tybalt 1968
No Score Yet Rebel in the Grave Actor 1968
100% Smashing Time Tom Wabe 1967
86% The Taming of the Shrew Lucentio 1967
82% Accident William $17.7K 1967
No Score Yet Megiddo: The Omega Code II Actor

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2017
  • 2006
No Score Yet Comment je l'ai rencontrée
2005-2011
Jefferson Van Smoot
  • 2010
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Jefferson Van Smoot
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
Bernard
  • 2006
71% Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2005
96% Justice League Unlimited
2004-2006
Voice
  • 2004
82% Gilmore Girls
2000-2016
Asher Fleming Asher Flemming
  • 2004
  • 2003
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2002
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Himself
  • 2002
No Score Yet Babylon 5
1993-1998
Arthur
  • 1994
No Score Yet World of Discovery
1990-1997
  • 1992
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2014
Robert
  • 1990
  • 1980
No Score Yet Jesus of Nazareth
1977
John the Baptist
  • 1977
No Score Yet Avonlea
1990-1996
Capt. Ezekiel Crane
84% Fortitude
2015-2018

QUOTES FROM Michael York CHARACTERS

Brian Roberts
Listen Sally, I swing both ways.
Austin Powers
Mole!
Basil Expedition
Oh, shut up!
Austin Powers
This coffee smells like shit.
Basil Exposition
That is shit Austin.
Austin Powers
Oh good well its not me then.
Sally Bowles
I saw a film about syphilis. Ugh! It was too awful. I couldn't let a man touch me for two weeks.
Sally Bowles
Bumsen.
Brian Roberts
THAT would be the German word you pronounce perfectly (bumsen).
Sally Bowles
Well I ought to. I spent the entire afternoon bumsening like mad with this ghastly old producer who promised to get me a contract.
Brian Roberts
Screw Maximillian!
Sally Bowles
I do.
Brian Roberts
So do I.
Sally Bowles
You two bastards!
Brian Roberts
Two? Two? Shouldn't that be three?